Habal-habal driver shot dead; gunmen take bike PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 May 2012 14:29

A habal-habal driver was shot and killed by one of his passengers who took his motorcycle at Sitio Mulu-Muluan, Mercedes last Wednesday night.

PO2 Elmer Toribio, case investigator identified the fatality as Joel Francisco y Manuel, 32, of Sitio Lumbayao, Mercedes.

Toribio said the Francisco sustained a gunshot wound in the head and died on the spot.

Initial investigation disclosed that two men boarded the habal-habal motorcycle driven by Francisco near the flea market along Lobregat highway in Mercedes at past 7 p.m.. They asked him to take them to Mulu-Muluan, where was ordered Francisco to stop. One of the men suddenly pulled out a handgun and pumped a bullet into Francisco’s head.

The duo took the victim’s Honda XRM motorcycle with plate number JC 1533 then sped away leaving Francisco dead along the road.

Police were looking into motorcycle robbery as one of the motives but they were not closing other angles behind the killing.

The body was brought to a funeral parlor for post mortem examination. – Dan Toribio Jr.